High Country Doctor
Functional Integrative Healthcare - Dry Needling - Naprapathy - Naturopathic Asian Medicine



Natural Healthcare, Injury Care and Pain Relief Specialist

Acupuncture, dry needling (TDN), laser acupuncture, naturopathic Oriental medicine, cold laser therapy, tui na (TCM naprapathy- manual therapy), and herbal medicine formulas combined with professional pharmaceutical grade whole food supplements provide safe, effective and drug-free ways treat pain and injuries.  Our center helps people helps support people becoming well and stay healthy, naturally!


is commonly used as a synonym to really mean 

"Traditional Asian Medicine.

"Traditional Asian Medicine" is a term that is  more accurate, extensive and widely encompassing as it represents the many healing arts used this vast practice of healing vs. the narrow term "Acupuncture."  This may include herbal medicine, dietary therapy, bodywork and manual therapies, thermal therapy, laser therapy, therapeutic exercise and more.  This goes far beyond the narrow definition that is attached to the prefix "acu" meaning, needle ("the insertion of needles through the skin to treat disease or dysfunction").  Some States in the US do not use the title of "Acupuncturist" and instead use the title "Doctor of Oriental Medicine" or "East Asian Medicine Practitioner" in order to better reflect the extent of the practice of the provider beyond simply needle therapy  Most States continue to be focused on needles and many practitioners that are "acupuncturists" in our region are only trained in needle therapy and not the full scope of Traditional Asian Medicine. 

Dr. McCormick is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine and TCM Naprapath, not simply an acupuncturist since his practice goes far beyond simply providing  the insertion of acupuncture needles.  There are many non-needle therapies that he uses to treat patients effectively for a wide variety of health and wellness concerns

Acupuncture and Laser Therapy-Laser Acupuncture

These therapies are specialized medical modalities used for the restoration and preservation of health; influencing circulation of the nervous, endocrine, lymphatic, immune and vascular systems to establish equilibrium and correct the origins of disease; empirically and scientifically proven effective for extensive applications in complementary and alternative medicine.

Dr. Terence McCormick, DAOM, LAc specializes in the treatment of chronic and acute pain along with general health and wellness care to address a wide variety of health concerns.  He practices Classical and Traditional acupuncture with needles in and modern TCM laser (instead of needles).  

What exactly does Dr. McCormick treat effectively?

He effectively treats a wide variety of health conditions in both children and adults. He specializes in the treatment of chronic and acute pain, allergies, infertility, hormone and metabolic regulation and a wide variety of other health concerns.

In an official report, Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials, the World Health Organization (WHO) has listed the following symptoms, diseases and conditions that have been shown through controlled trials to be treated effectively by acupuncture and acu-point TCM laser therapy. Other non-needle naturopathic-Oriental medicine treatments are also very effective at addressing these concerns: 

  • low back pain
  • neck pain
  • sciatica
  • tennis elbow
  • knee pain
  • periarthritis of the shoulder
  • sprains
  • facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders)
  • shingles (zoster) pain
  • headache
  • dental pain
  • tempromandibular (TMJ) dysfunction
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • menopause support
  • hormone regulation
  • induction of labor
  • correction of malposition of fetus (breech presentation)
  • morning sickness
  • nausea and vomiting
  • postoperative pain
  • stroke
  • essential hypertension
  • primary hypotension
  • renal colic
  • leucopenia
  • adverse reactions to radiation or chemotherapy
  • allergic rhinitis, including hay fever
  • biliary colic
  • depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke)
  • acute bacillary dysentery
  • primary dysmenorrhea
  • acute epigastralgia
  • peptic ulcer
  • acute and chronic gastritis
  • and many other conditions. . .
  • Laser Therapy can address a variety of other health concerns along with Traditional Chinese Medicine - herbal formulas


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